Need to take a break but don’t want to travel far from Austin? Take a staycation to ease your stress from everyday routine. Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, but sometimes the preparation for the trip can be stressful in itself. Packing, long drives, airport transfers, unpacking—these things can add to more stress, especially if you’re traveling with kids, and you don’t need more stress if you’re already tired from the daily grind. If you just want a quick break to rest and relax and don’t want to bother too much about travel preparations, then a staycation is what you need. Check out the top staycation spots in Austin, Texas.
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This five-star luxury hotel understands what it means to take a staycation and offers rooms with plush linens, bathrooms with lavish furnishings, and of course a large flat-screen TV that comes with Internet streaming service. Fairmont Austin Gold Experience lets you enjoy a resort-style vacation with its seasonally heated pool and comfortable loungers and elegant cabanas by the poolside. Soothe your tired muscles in the hotel’s spa with rooms having floor to ceiling glass windows that give you amazing views of downtown Austin.
This pet-friendly hotel boasts of Visconti Ristorante, a restaurant, and bar where you can enjoy northern Italian cuisine, wines, and cocktails, and The Veranda, a courtyard reminiscent of an Italian Palazzo where you can have their coffee in the mornings and cocktails in the afternoons. Hotel Granduca Austin has its own spa center and is also near Barton Springs Pool if you want to take a dip in a natural pool. If you want a bit of adventure while on staycation, there’s a hiking trail you can explore nearby.
This hotel, conveniently situated in the heart of the city, offers rooms with lavish furnishings, some of which have wonderful views of the downtown Austin skyline. With an inviting rooftop pool, a spa, a coffee shop, several bars, and three restaurants serving delectable cuisine, you never have to go out and you can enjoy your Austin staycation to its fullest. The elegant rooms and suites at JW Marriott Austin have glass showers, modern furnishings, HD LED Smart TVs and high-speed internet service.
JW Marriott Austin
Address: 110 East 2nd Street
Price: from 199 USD
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Four Seasons Hotel Austin features a heated saltwater pool, an award-winning spa, and an open-air design fitness center that are perfect for anyone longing for a rejuvenating staycation. Located next to Lady Bird Lake, the hotel exudes a peaceful atmosphere with rooms that have relaxing views of the lake, lush gardens, or the Austin skyline. Enjoy sumptuous meals at the outdoor terrace of TRIO restaurant, or visit the nearby Sixth Street entertainment district for more restaurant options.
This contemporary hotel has inviting rooms with premium mattresses and beddings, cable TV, and luxurious bathrooms, and each room is provided with an iPad, an iPad docking station, and access to free WiFi. You can enjoy fine dining at The Carillon restaurant or have coffee and lighter meals at ether Gabriel’s Café or One Twenty 5 Café. At&T Hotel & Conference Center is next door to the University of Texas at Austin.
This iconic Austin hotel presents an interesting picture of classic architecture and modern amenities combined. Located at the city center, The Driskill’s location allows you to check out local restaurants and visit nearby attractions like Texas State Capitol and the Austin Music Hall. With charming rooms, a restaurant, a café, a bar, and spa, as well as good hotel service, this hotel is ideal for an Austin staycation.
The Driskill – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Address: 604 Brazos Street
Price: from 148 USD
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This luxury hotel in the city’s business district offers more than a thousand guest rooms furnished with lavish mattresses, pillows, and beddings, elegant bathroom fixtures, and cozy seating areas affording you views of Lady Bird Lake and the Austin cityscape—ultra-comfortable accommodations for the perfect staycation. Fairmont Austin has a seasonally heated, zero entry swimming pool and a luxury spa where you can get some much-needed pampering. The hotel also has a few restaurants that easily rival the best dining spots in the city.
Address: 101 Red River Street
Price: from 195 USD
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This boutique hotel offers more than 80 guest rooms, including suites, some of which have seating areas overlooking the hotel’s gardens and rooftop pool area. Have your fill at South Congress Hotel’s dining spots—an American bar and grill restaurant, a Japanese omakase restaurant, and a café and bakeshop—or dine by the poolside café and grab some drinks at the Lobby Bar. For some outdoor activity, take a short trip to the parks in nearby Round Rock and San Marcos cities.
The rooms at Hyatt House Austin Arboretum are perfect for staying in, with their own kitchen, a relaxing seating area, large flat-screen television, and cable TV. This newly renovated hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar, and it is also close to the Domain Shopping area and the Arboretum Shopping where you can find more dining options and shops. For extra relaxation, you can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
Towering over downtown Austin, this hotel offers guest rooms with modern, top quality furnishings and with wonderful views of the city skyline. Aside from that, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown’s location allows you to explore various attractions in the city, such as different venues with live music, art galleries, theaters, museums, parks, and hiking areas. If you want to stay in, you can unwind at the hotel’s heated pool at the rooftop, sit down for coffee and snacks at the café, and eat a satisfying meal at the restaurant.
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Address: 700 San Jacinto Boulevard
Price: from 122 USD
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Choose your own staycation style
You can plan the kind of staycation you want. Whether it’s staying curled up in bed with room service and cable TV or going around the city for a bit of fun and adventure, your idea of the perfect staycation can surely be accommodated by the different hotel options you can choose from in Austin. So go ahead, take a break and have the perfect getaway without having to plan for an extensive trip.
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